Montreal, Canada
Stéphane, 39
Travel Expert TV host
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a travel expert for a travel channel in Quebec! I host Guide & Bourlingueur tv show.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I would say Piece of my Heart - Erma Franklin & Feeling good - Nina Simone.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Boardwalk Empire took me by surprise. I watched all the seasons in a matter of time

Name some spots in Montreal that are good for a Tinder date.

I have to say Juliette & Chocolat on St-Denis Street. Who does not fall for chocolat?

Who’s your hero and where in Montreal would you take them out for a serious hang?

My brother is my hero! I like to spend some time with him at a hockey game in Montreal. Hockey is a superb get-together activity. You want to live it too, a Montreal's Canadian game. It is the most popular sport and attracts over 20 000 fans each game.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I like to stop at different stores on Saint-Hubert Street. I always find something interesting. Neon's store is a cool place for shoes.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I rarely go on Saint-Catherine st. for shopping even if the best stores are there!

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I like that Joe Beef's restaurant attracts much attention all over the world for his cuisine, but seriously, I have not eaten there yet.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Montreal and where did you get it?

Poutine, where the potatoes fried in duck fat and cheese curds topped with foie gras covered in duck liver gravy. MIAM MIAM — Au Pied de Cochon, 536 Duluth Ave. East: A fixture in Plateau Mont-Royal

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Montreal that you particularly like?

I like to enjoy a beer at the Espace public's bar 3632 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 3J4

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Montreal? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

One night we overate but everything was so delicious. At the end of the night when I saw the bill, I am speechless For 2, we spent 280$. I am not a big spender at home. If I were visiting Montreal, I would love to stay at the historical Ritz & Carlton. +/- 500$/Night

What restaurant in Montreal looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

For a real treat of French Canadian cuisine (Poutine or a double bacon cheeseburger), You better go to 3860 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H1W 1S4 LA PATATERIE. They only accept CASH

Where can you get the best cocktail in Montreal? Which one do you like?

I would head to the Cold Room Corner Saint-Paul E and St-Amable, Montreal, QC H2Y 1G8, Canada

Where would you take your partner in Montreal if you wanted to really pamper them?

BOTA BOTA is the place, then to the pizzeria MAGUIRE 16 Rue Maguire, Montréal, QC H2T 1B8 for the ambiance and the intimate atmosphere, after just cross the street to the crazy bar SERGE if you want to have one more drink!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Poutine !!!!!! So delicious ( Chez Claudette, they over 20 options )

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Montreal?

If I have to mention one, I would say Musée Grévin Montreal because I had mitigated feedback from friends who visited the city

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Montreal?

The Hochelaga neighborhood is underrated. A lot of great bars, great restaurants and a walk along Ontario St. give you a good glimpse of the Montrealers!

What are the Montreal spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

For me, a visitor must go at the scenic view spot on Mount Royal, then have a walk around la Place des Arts.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Montreal. How do you spend it?

I would enjoy a bike ride along the Canal to Atwater Market, buy snacks for picnic and enjoy a succulent glass of wine watching the sunset

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I am a big fan of Buenos Aires; this city has a lot of incredible attractions to visit as the famous Boca's neiborghoud, Paloma district too and has many great restaurants over a rich history.

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